Calgary Flames Draft: Mason McDonald Goes 34th

Goaltender Mason McDonald from Halifax, Nova Scotia goes 34th overall to Calgary.

The Flames opened their second draft day of 2014 by selecting goaltender Mason McDonald.

McDonald is a 6'4", 186 lb. goaltender from Halifax, Nova Scotia. He's only 18 years old, born on April 23rd, 1996, and has spent the last two seasons in the QMJHL between the Acadie-Bathurst Titan (9-15-4, .886, 4.20) and the Charlottetown Islanders (5-8-2, .907, 3.35).

Scouting Reports

McDonald is a tall, lanky goaltender with natural coverage coupled with a strong posture between the pipes. For his size, has quick athleticism and reflexes but remains a goaltender that more often blocks pucks instead of saving pucks - Elite Prospects

Athletic and exceptionally quick, Charlottetown Islanders goaltender Mason McDonald is one of Canada’s brightest prospects between the pipes. He possesses ideal NHL size and some of the best lateral quickness setting him up perfectly to make save after save. McDonald has a sound understanding of goaltending technique and mental toughness but he is prone to wandering out of position occasionally. Coming off an outstanding showing at the Under-18 World Championships, McDonald picked up the Best Goaltender award after backstopping Canada to a bronze medal posting a stellar 1.94 GAA and .930 save percentage. - Brendan Ross, Dobber Prospects

Stay tuned for more on today's action. Calgary's next selection is the 54th overall.

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